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Virtual Meetings for Not-for-profit and Religious Organizations

In January, we wrote about new laws that Governor Kathy Hochul signed in November 2021, that permanently gave New York not-for-profit corporations and religious corporations the ability to hold virtual meetings beyond the expiration of any emergency declarations related to COVID-19. Although the new laws made the option of virtual meetings permanent, “secular” not-for-profit corporations and religious corporations were treated differently.

A not-for-profit corporation’s board of directors could choose to hold an “all virtual” meeting (where attendance is solely by means of electronic communication, with no “in person” attendance) or a hybrid meeting (where some attend by means of electronic communication, and others attend…

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